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Old 05-06-2004, 11:09 AM   #1
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What kinds of matrices are out there?

This is not a end all list. There are a few intentionally left off because I don't know jack about them. If you want to add, go for it, if you want me to add in my post, PM me the info.

I'm linking pics to some of the more rare matrices, but not sure how long I'll be able to host them for, we'll see how much bandwidth gets used up. I've also given proper credit to the site I found the image on. The data has been gathered over the last 2 years, and I in no way claim it to be 100% free of errors. Only thing I ask is let me know if something is wrong and I'll be happy to edit the post.

Stock Matrix LCD
– LCD board as the name implies (has a graphical display, settings are controlled through this display, 3 buttons on the grip frame instead of 1 on the LED
- Has a different solenoid than the LED
- Image bolt kit
- PBC lpr
- not aced
- not custom milled
- price tag of around $900-$1000 new
-Comments: none

Stock Matrix LED
- LED board as the name implies, setting made by adjusting 4 dipswitches inside the grip frame, 1 button on the grip frame
-Has a different solenoid than the LCD
-Stock bolt
-no lpr standard
-not aced
-not custom milled
-price tag of around $700, assuming you can find one new.
-Comments: none

TMC Edition Matrix
-Custom LED board (features Anti Bolt Stick technology, trigger debounce adjustment, eye logic and other general improvements over the stock LED board)
-Image bolt kit
-PBC lpr
-aced – TMC/Trauma break beam eye
-custom TMC milling
-price tag of about $1000
-Comments: none

-LCD board with anti bolt stick programming
-Free Flow bolt kit (some say they got their with an image kit and a freeflow bolt, not sure the validity of these claims)
-Trinity LPR
-Older ones not aced, I’ve heard freeflow now has eyes for the trix and it is a free upgrade
- custom milling – freeflow logo and trauma logo milled in
-price tag of around $1200, not currently sold new
-Comments: Supposedly freeflow offers free upgrades and warranties the marker for life, great custom colors,

TMC Trauma Matrix
Same as TMC Edition with Trauma logo milled in

NYX Matrix
-LED board – custom egi xtreme software board
-Image bolt kit
-Some have trinity lpr, newer ones have pbc lpr
-Custom egi eyes
-custom milling, “punisher”
-price tag of around $1300-$1400 new, unsusre of availability
-comments: quite possibly one of the sickest trixes out there, comes with cp hpr, ccm clamping no rise, and dye ul barrel. Thought to be one of the fastest matrices made to date, limited color availability
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Ironmen Matrix
-LCD board
-Image bolt kit
-PBC lpr
-aced – Gen-e eyes
-custom milled with ironmen logo
-price tag: $1300-$1400
-Comments: One of the few and the first LCD matrices in a 45 frame with eye logic controls, the left air chamber has been milled off, completely, to lighten it up. Grip frame is moved slightly forward compared to stock matrices. Custom 2 piece breach. The only colors these were made in was black with red accents, to my knowledge.
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Toxic Matrix
-LCD board with Anti Bolt stick technology (all but the first batch had ABS tech)
-Image bolt kit
-pbc lpr
-custom wave/tribal like milling
-price tag of around $1299
-Comments: really nice toxic 3 piece breech, 14’ freak with matching anno, magnetic trigger frame, lifetime warranty on parts.
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Tequila Matrix/Tequila Sunrise Matrix
-LED board
-Aardvark red Bolt kit
-Trinity lpr
-not aced
-custom milling – so many variations
-price tag of around $1200
-Comments: Tequilas, Tequila sunrises, and entities all came in waves. There were about 15 tequilas produced, 50 or so Sunrises produced and 17 entity trixes produced. The signature milling is the partially exposed bolt with a lexan window cover and the aardvark milled onto the side. Sunrises also had a sunset milled in (I think they all did). The manifold is higher flowing, and the grip frame is aardvark custom version, came with the alligator trigger.
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Aardvark Entity Matrix
-LCD board
-aardvark red bolt kit
-trinity lpr
-not aced
-very custom milling with an octopus and the ironmen logo, and an aardvark milled in. Same bolt exposure and lexan window as the tequila
-price tag was around $1500 new, but they were only made for the SC ironmen
-comments: very sought after matrix, each one was anno’d differently in essence making all 17 a 1 of a kind. Very similar to the tequila save for LCD. Tentacle trigger included.
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Demon Matrix
-board unknown
-image bolt kit
-pbc lpr
-ace unknown
-milling is their primary custom feature
-price varies
-comments: you send your matrix to demon for some custom milling. They can do any type of milling you want, they’ll mill off the dead air chamber in your matrix, mill in text, logos, etc. Not too much on them out there.
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Shocktech Matrix
-LED board – enhanced chip with anti bolt stick
-Image bolt kit
-Shocktech lpr
-not aced
-Custom shocktech milling
-price around $1100 new
-comments: none

Dye Matrix LCD (dm3)
-LCD board
-Dye bolt kit
-Dye Rocket lpr
-aced – Dye system
-custom milling: lightened main body
-price: currently selling around $900
-Comments: First batch of dye rockets regs had problems (fsdo, consistency). There is a trade in program from what I understand but I have not looked into it yet).

Dye Matrix 4 (DM4)
-LED board
-Dye Fuse bolt kit
-Internal LPR
-Infrared ace system
-milling: ummmm.. yeah
-price: around $1300 new
-comments: none really, there is enough hype around the boards about it
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